71.3% voter turnout was recorded in the fourth phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Polling ended peacefully in the state. No untoward incident was reported during the voting that started at 8 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m.
There are 5,470 candidates in the fray for 339 Sarpanch and 1,749 for Panch seats, while 99 Sarpanchs and 969 Panchs have been elected unopposed in this phase.
Voter turnout in the first phase on November 17 was 74.1 per cent. In the second phase on November 20, 71.1 per cent and in the third phase on November 24, it was 75.2.
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The nine-phased Panchayat polls will be completed on December 17.